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Heart Video Poem

Heart Video Poem

Heart a video poem The poem, "Heart", was written over a period of time that began with a diagnosis of a blocked aorta, followed by a series of strokes that ended with my mother leaving us behind to the unforgiving winter.  I shared unforgettable moments with her...

Project 40 Collective: Creator to Creator interview

Project 40 Collective: Creator to Creator interview

I am honoured to be a part of Project 40 Collective's Creator to Creator series. In the August 10, 2017 issue, I am interviewed by Mirae Lee about my artistic life and process. Here is what the award-winning poet Doyali Islam had to say about me.

Painting Angels, part 3

Painting Angels, part 3

The first angel was an accident. In my darkest time, the angels that followed were like the work I’d done years before, of demons and almost-humans that reflected my life and observations and what came to me in the night. Then it came time to put the darkness away. I...

Painting Angels, part 2

Painting Angels, part 2

When I was still in the dark place, I wrote a poem,      only feathers string me up across the sky, one nudge or wrinkle and I fall, crash through violet dusk and skyscrapers, this wingless, landlocked, flattened creature of despair  that described the fragile...

Painting Angels

Painting Angels

The first angel was an accident. Or I could say it just arrived. I was in a dark place, and all I could do was turn to art. I had always put my life on paper, pulling the terrible out of me so I could breathe. I began a painting, Fallen 1, from one of my drawings of...